Saturday, March 31, 2007

Frisbee Beers

Lately there has been a discussion of how many beers fit into a frisbee. Chuck's initial claim of 8 beers was rightly challenged by Side Bar. Clearly a frisbee cannot hold 8 beers. Following that, Chuck used math and shit and arrived at the 2.5 beers conclusion.

Very close, Chuck.

Z, one of our good friends who is also an exceptional math guy, used math and calculated 2.98 (or what most of us would call "3") beers in a frisbee. Both of their answers led to the conclusion that a frisbee contains 2.5 to 3 beers.

When one puts this into practice, the truth is...different. This is not to denigrate Chuck's or Z's conclusions. They did not have an actual frisbee to use in their calculations.

I was able to obtain a regulation-size frisbee (courtesy of Goldie, whose frisbee is definitely trustworthy). And then I poured beer into it. I was very surprised.

One beer.



It held nearly four beers.

Drinking a frisbee full of beer is no easy task. I would not have thought that until I actually poured beer into a "disc."

I'm still not a fan of people that take Ultimate Frisbee too seriously. People that do that have either been misled by hippies or are actually hippies. Ultimate can be great fun, as long as no one bitches at me for taking an extra step after I make a catch and then throw an awesome pass. Hey man, chill. Go smoke a doob. It's just a game, right?

Tonight, after filling a frisbee with beer and then drinking it, I'm very impressed with frisbee folks who have done that. I never would have guessed that it could hold almost four beers.

Ultimately (pun definitely intended), keep smokin'. And just keep livin'. L-I-V-I-N.


Joe said...

So what was wrong in Z.'s calculations?

ChuckJerry said...

Thank goodness for science.

Goldie said...

The disc was NOT regulation. I have a regulation 175-gram disc on my wall right next to the slightly larger 180-gram disc that Chris used in the experiment.

Z's calcuations were done without inspecting an actual frisbee, but rather guestimating the diameter and depth of the frisbee, which turned out to be smaller than the disc used in the experiment.